Beauty Stocking Stuffers: Affordable Picks for Skin Care Enthusiasts

December 01, 2017
Claire Rodgers
By: Claire Rodgers | by L'Oréal
Beauty Stocking Stuffers: Affordable Picks for Skin Care Enthusiasts

When it comes to picking out stocking stuffers, there are a few things we look for. First and foremost, the item(s) in question should be small enough to fit comfortably inside a stocking along with other presents. The item should also be affordable since a) the sock will most likely be filled with a handful of buys and b) nobody wants to start the holiday season off with a deflated wallet. Taking all that into account, it can be hard to find the right stuffers for everyone on your list. That’s why we’re taking the guesswork out of gifting this year with our specially-curated list of skin care stocking stuffers from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands. From face masks to lip balms, there’s an item (or two, or three) here that’ll surely bring a smile to the face of your loved ones. 


The beauty addicts on your list will love to receive these mineral-rich face masks that target a wide range of skin concerns. There are three masks in total, which can be worn together during a multi-masking session or on their own. The Quenching Mineral Face Mask helps refresh, soothe, and relieve dry skin, leaving it with a radiant and smooth finish. After one month, skin will feel more supple, regenerated and rebalanced. The Double Glow Peel Face Mask—formulated with volcanic rock and AHA —helps gently remove dead skin cell buildup on the skin’s surface to reveal a brighter-looking complexion. And last, but certainly not least, the Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask—formulated with kaolin and bentonite clay—helps eliminate excess sebum and impurities. With benefits like that, it’ll be tough to pick just one, which is why we recommend reaching for them all if your budget allows. 

Vichy Mineral Masks, $20 each


Sunscreen is a product we all need to be using daily, regardless of season, skin type, or concerns. As such, it makes an ideal gift for nearly anyone. One of our favorites? The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Face Sunscreen with SPF 60. In addition to helping protect the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, the formula is also water-resistant, oil-, fragrance-, and paraben-free, and non-comedogenic meaning it won’t cause breakouts. To top it all off, the formula also boasts the brand’s Thermal Spring Water and antioxidants.

For best results, apply the sunscreen onto all exposed areas of skin prior to heading outdoors, and reapply at least every two hours. Pair your sunscreen use with additional sun protection measures such as wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, and avoiding peak sun hours for the best line of protection. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Face Sunscreen SPF 60, $19.99 MSRP


What’s better than one clay mask? Three clay masks—all in one kit. Inside you’ll find pint-sized versions of three fan-favorite L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Masks, including Detox & Brighten, Exfoliate & Refine, and Purify & Mattify. Between them, the masks can help draw out impurities, illuminate dull, tired-looking skin, minimize the look of pores, and smooth the skin. Place them strategically onto different areas of your face, such as your forehead, T-Zone, and cheeks for a tailored multi-masking session.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Multi-Mask Clay Tripod Kit, $12.99 MSRP each


Dry, flaky lips are not only uncomfortable, but they can totally put a damper on your beauty look. To help keep your pout looking and feeling its best, keep a lip conditioner handy at all times. A Kiehl’s classic since 1969, Lip Balm #1—with squalane and vitamin E—helps comfort, soften, and moisturize dry lips.

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, $7 MSRP 


For your friend who can’t seem to win their battle with under-eye bags, introduce them to the Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller. This anti-puff eye roller has a gel formula enhanced with vitamin C, mint, and caffeine and can instantly cool and refresh the under-eye area. Roll away under-eye puffiness for a more radiant, smoother, and healthier appearance over time.

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller, $8.54 MSRP

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